I like Silete and Marrocco I wish that the French federation help them to improve their skating because they are both very talent skaters
Last edited by coolboogie22; 11-21-2011 at 07:04 PM.
a) I do believe a child can be a happy child and still train at an elite level.
b) I believe that a child can be unhappy and be forced to train at an elite level.
c) Given that figure skating is a sport that favours a certain biology (ie: small, breastless girls) and that we know of skaters who've struggled with anorexia and related issues, that it behooves an organization hoping to perpetuate the sport to do what it can to limit the damage to these youth. If Skater A were to tell you tomorrow that she hates skating, but does it because her parents want her to and because they think she'll be brilliant, would you enjoy her skating on the same level? A fluff piece during the Beijing Games talked about a young girl who was taken from her home to train for gymnastics, despite her pleas to live with her parents. Obviously, her voice went unheard. She might be an excellent gymnast, but I can't enjoy watching her with that knowledge
d) So with the potential for abuse and the fact that we're talking about people who don't legally have a voice, I think it's fair and right to set age limits. No, it won't prevent the situations from happening, but it does state that the ISU doesn't condone that sort of treatment, and that's not without meaning.
I'm getting very sick of hearing about Mirai's weight and fitness level. She's growing up, as she should, and looks stunning, IMO. So far her season is going in the right direction with a silver at COC, even if she didn't make the GPF. I'm very encouraged and I both hope and think she'll win Nationals this year.
Last edited by Spun Silver; 11-21-2011 at 08:59 PM.
Really? Adelina is half year older, and indeed skates with maturity for her age and is taller and more filled than Liza BUT thanx god ISU DOES NOT base the eligibility rules depending on the girls appearance or fans taste. Either a 15 year old could enter senior competition or not, the argument is ridiculous..but oh well..
Most of the children of "over-eager" parents find ways to self-sabotage. In spite of winning everything in sight in our Section, landing her first triples before her 9th birthday, and passing the pre-novice test at age 8, her daughter never made it to Canadians. Her best finish at Sectionals - 5th. The top 4 move on to the Challenge. Once she hit her teenage years, the daughter quite skating completely.
This stories sound like science fiction to me, I thought these parents would live in Mars or a galaxy far far away..why they dont skate themselves for a change? Anyway...